The documentary film Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield exposes the Obama administration's threatre of war and hears from people who live at the target end of U.S. foreign policy.
Sep 25, 2012 to Sep 26, 2012
Vari Hall 1152A, York University Toronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
This event will include speakers from the Justice for Mahjoub Network, academics contextualizing the legal and political context of the Canadian "war on terror" as well as Mr. Mahjoub himself.
The "war on terror," under Bush or Obama, has been a disaster all along. The complicity in torture is now haunting many Western democracies. Most importantly, it is a test about our humanity.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's protracted effort to fight extradition to Sweden suffered a body blow this week. Britain's Supreme Court upheld the arrest warrant, issued in December 2010.
The inconsistency at the core of U.S. foreign policy is that democracy can be delivered through the barrel of a gun, that terrorism can be fought by terrorizing a nation.
The longest war in United States history, the Afghan war is being perpetuated, according to one brave, whistle-blowing U.S. Army officer, through a "pattern of overt and substantive deception."
The hundreds of men who have left Guantanamo this past decade have been released because of pressure on governments from grassroots campaigning. One hundred seventy-one men remain imprisoned there.
It's been a troubled year for the alliance between the United States and Pakistan. In the most recent incident, NATO helicopter gunships killed 24 Pakistani border guards near the Afghan border.
The United States might be drowning in debt but it's spending enough on its military-security complex to fix the crisis and save us all from economic Armageddon. There are priorities, after all.
In a September 2001 essay titled "Game Over: The End of Warfare as Play," Klein noted that the United States had fought a series of wars in which it had experienced few casualties.